I set before you Life and Death.

Daily we exercise the power to say yes and the power to say no. We all have many factors that influence our choices, but only one that should be our standard.   Did God say, is the end of all questions.  If God said, then we put our hand to the plow and we just move forward knowing His word to us is enough to accomplish His will.  Does that make it easy, absolutely not.  We choose to obey and then we choose to stay submitted as we walk out the choice.  


From Deuteronomy 30:19, “Moses set before the people this day, life and death, blessing and cursing, with the instructions to choose life that they and their children might live.  Not just to live, but in that you choose to love the Lord your God, obey his voice and hold fast to him for he is your life and length of days that you may dwell in the land that the Lord promised.”


Choosing life, is choosing to love and obey.  Choosing to hold fast to Him is simply remaining submitted to Him in the process.  Jesus said the greatest commandment was to love the Lord our God with all our heart, all our soul, and all our strength.  Jesus gave us a new commandment, to love one another AS he has loved us.  Love is the fulfilling of the law and because we love him our heart is to serve and obey Him, for He is our life. 


We have been given a great power, that of will.  Will is all about choices.  We are all self willed until we come to the Father and learn how to submit for His greater purpose (which always works for our good).  


Life is just a series of daily choices.  Who, what, where, when, are the things we choose every day. They all seem innocent enough until we begin to measure what’s driving these choices and where they have taken us.  


Romans 6:16 reminds us 16 Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness.  We used to be servants of sin and lived to serve ourselves after our own self interests and appetites.   Now as servants of Christ, we are to yield our members (bodies) to serve Him in righteousness, his way of doing and being right.  


Choose life, not just to live but in that you choose to love the Lord your God, obey his voice and hold fast to Him for He is your life and length of days.  God always has a better way but we must choose it.